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PDF Download: Build a "Two Hour" Hammered Dulcimer

"Two Hour" Hammer Dulcimer plans by Sam Rizzetta "Even a crude dulcimer can have an attractive tone and be as easy to play as more sophist…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

12 Feb 5
Reply by Titch the Clown

PDF Download: How to Tie Fret Knots - a Traditional Way of Fretting

Fret Not: The Fret Knot is Back by Peter Hoover "An idea centuries old has returned..." PDF Scan from Mugwumps Magazine, Vol 3. No. 6, Nov…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

14 Feb 2
Reply by Kirk Bolas

Fun with a 2x4 Bass - Build Your Own

God bless the writers of science magazines back in the 1960's.  Everyone wanted to be a rock star, so they found innovative ways to make th…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

23 Jan 29
Reply by Bob Stephens

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Jim Morris Re-Creates Historic Fiddle from Just a Photo

Several months ago, I posted this photo from the 1890's in a Cigar Box Nation email with the challenge for somebody to make a similar inst…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

31 Jan 25
Reply by Joseph Newell

VIDEO - Building Guitars with Antique Cigar Boxes

Have you ever come across an antique cigar box at a flea market or yard sale?  These make great acoustic bodies for cigar box guitars! Let…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

6 Jan 21
Reply by Lonman

Music Historian to Present Thursday Symposium at New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival

The New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival has updated the Thursday schedule with a special presentation by John McCusker of the New Orlean…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 Jan 15

VIDEO & PICS: Daniel Hulbert's Double Neck Ukulele

Cigar Box Nation member (and consummate ukulele inventor), Daniel Hulbert recently completed this double neck ukulele he built that featur…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Jan 13
Reply by Rob Uker

How to Mount Humbuckers + Sound Demo of "Toaster Bucker" pickups

Adding a screaming humbucker pickup to a traditional neck-through cigar box guitar is as easy as glueing on a piece of scrap wood and notc…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

1 Jan 12
Reply by Paul Craig

CBG VIDEO LESSON: How to Play Robert Johnson's "Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)"

Shane's back with another request...this time for the late, great Robert Johnson's "Preaching Blues."  This lesson is for a 3-string slide…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

4 Jan 7
Reply by Steve Allen

DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes

SANTA HAS BEEN BUSY IN HIS WORKSHOP THIS YEAR... AND WE WANNA SEE WHAT HE (YOU) BUILT!!!  Win one of $1000 in prizes.   Here's the video d…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

59 Dec 31
Reply by Ken

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